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What do independent experts say about sustainability and ING?

Our policies and actions are assessed by independent research and ratings providers, which give updates on them annually.


  • ING rated ‘strong’ for ESG by S&P Global Ratings in January 2021.
  • In Sustainalytics’ view, ING’s management of ESG material risk is ‘Strong’ – September 2021.
  • ING's ESG rating by MSCI was upgraded to 'AA' in December 2020.
  • ING’s shares are included in the sustainability indices of Euronext, STOXX, FTSE Russell and Morningstar.

S&P Global Ratings

ING’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices have been rated ‘strong’ by credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings in January 2021. Our score is one of the highest among those disclosed. The rating offers a long-term opinion on how ready a company is for disruptive ESG risks and opportunities. S&P Global Ratings extended its coverage to include banks and insurers in July 2020 and ING is the first bank to be evaluated.


Sustainalytics provides analytical environmental, social and governance (ESG) research, ratings and data to institutional investors and companies. As of September 2021, in Sustainalytics’ view, ING’s management of ESG material risk is ‘Strong’. ING is also listed in the 17th percentile of 398 listed and non-listed global banks.


ING's ESG rating was upgraded to 'AA' from 'A' in December 2020 by MSCI, an investment research firm that provides indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics to institutional investors.

ING is a 'leader' among the 192 global banks rated by MSCI. The rating underscores ING's sound corporate governance, as well as our strengths in human capital development, privacy and data security and financing environmental impact.

Sustainability Index Products

ING is regularly included in ESG and sustainability-focused indices. Here are some examples:






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